This challenge is a full time job!!! Not really, but I am complaining, it is hard to be inspired ALL THE TIME! However, the art needs to be done and the more I do the more experiments and experience acquired but it really is a very intensive assignment....there are days I just want to take a break, have a weekend...whatever, however...on I paint.
And today it was worth trudging up to my studio and putting paint to canvas, I really like how this turned out. I painted almost the exact scene once before but the seasons were slightly different... this photo was snapped early autumn, the last time I painted this I captured an early summer day and it turned out predominantly blue and green. Though there wasn't a lot of fully coloured leaves apparent in this picture I can easily see the results show a much wider colour spectrum. I likely made about half of them up, or so Scott would say, he looks at my photos and wonders where I come up with all the variations...but honest, in my eyes those colours are there.
Which leads me to wonder just how differently do each of us see and perceive the same scene?
God knows we hear the same words differently, feel different in the same situations, interpret every piece of music, current event, facial expression and piece of art differently so I guess it's perfectly plausible that I really do see all the colours and Scott simply does not.
Likely much similar to how he interprets my eye rolls as a "sarcastic reaction" whereas in reality it's just a sign of affection! -Ha! Now we'll see if he reads my blog! ;)
18 x 24
acrylic on canvas